"It’s worth seeing this gem of a film, with the wonderful George Clooney, just for the ending credits. Whilst the film focuses on themes of home, living solo and finding your place in life, the final song is so on the money when it comes to what it feels like to be a graduate. The piece, by Kevin Renick and also called ‘Up in the Air’, was written whilst Renick was unemployed and touches upon feelings of uncertainty, loneliness and feeling lost."
"The rare person who experiences and enjoys a soul-renewing lightning strike, he’s busy keeping the good will flowing. Even as his lyrics often reflect a somber, or sobering, perspective on the human experience."
"You knew the movie was called Up In The Air but you'd already written the song called 'Up In The Air'? That's a weird coincidence."
“There was a catharsis in the sad cadence of his tune...The anguish Kevin expressed in music is now part of one of the most acclaimed films of the year...If there was an Oscar for best luck, Kevin would be a shoe-in. ”
“Stay through the end credits and you'll hear St. Louis resident Kevin Renick sing a melancholy song he composed after becoming unemployed. With such deeply personal flourishes, Up in the Air becomes the first feature film speaking to a new, financially stressed America.”
“...While Renick's well beyond the window of teen idol-dom... he has achieved more fame and notoriety than almost all of his local peers already.”
“The record's highlight was possibly the most life-affirming story of the year. Out of work and down on his luck, Missouri musician Kevin Renick discovered that the lo-fi song he’d written chimed almost perfectly with the themes of Reitman’s film...”
“All of us at Java City had the pleasure of listening to singer/songwriter and St. Louis native Kevin Renick.”
“Kevin Renick has been landing all over the place since recording his "Up in the Air" song, featured in actor George Clooney's film by the same name. ”